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  1. Thanks for your quick assessment! Do you think that the EMBT presented at Eurosatory could be a starting point for MGCS? Nexter and KMW started "to train to work together" whatever this means. And the question will be what impression the procurement agencies (DGA and Beschaffungsamt) will get from the future "work together". The Germans might not be so happy as Rheinmetall will get than a minor role in this game. Let's see how the first design study will look like which you expect to show up mid 2019.
  2. What do we hear about LoI? The German and French authorities should hurry up. Otherwise the political intention will be lost and the companies involved at both sides of the Rhine will run side by side the same way with different products. Would not be the first time: AMX30 vs Leopard 1, Leclerc vs Leopard 2 ... What next? Leclerc Scorpion vs Leopard 2 A8. @Alzoc give me you opinion!
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    Polish Armoured Vehicles

    @SH_MM Sounds plausible! Thanks for your patent search.
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    Polish Armoured Vehicles

    I don't believe that KMW is really using "SchĆ¼ttgut" like @SH_MM assumes. I think they are using classical NERA protection design against RPGs. This is also good against blast IED, EFPs and art frags as far as I learned. So I state that they are using the same tech as IBD but in there own design and own manufactured.
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    The Swedish AFV Thread: Not Just Strv 103s

    It would be not a good selection for the Swedish Army if they would go for Leclerc as it is not in production any more and according to @Serge would need three years for restart. I believe that no Swedish tank officer would like this tank as this army refused it in 1993. They love their Strv122. If they would have an actual need for barrels (what I cannot imagine BTW) they could do an upgrade of the Strv121 to Strv122 or something similar as a Leo 2A7V. They got originally 160 Leo 2A4 from the German Army. So they have enough to retrofit even if a few of them are used for conversion to bridgelayer tanks Leguan 2. If the procurement agency FMV is clever it should wait until there is a clear picture what is going on with MGCS.
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    Polish Armoured Vehicles

    @Renegade334 as you can see your EDIT hint is working, thanks a lot!
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    Polish Armoured Vehicles

    Its an impressive vehicle, isn't it?
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    Polish Armoured Vehicles

    Look to the front track skirts, they are not as with Leopard A7, they are more like Leopard A4M Canada, see pic above
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    Polish Armoured Vehicles

    @Renegade334 many thanks for your help! Can you also provide help for inserting .jpg in this editor using android?
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    Polish Armoured Vehicles

    Can somebody give help how to insert .jpg images into this editor with Android tablet
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    Polish Armoured Vehicles

    @SH_MM https://www.army-technology.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/09/4I-image-85.jpg This is Wisent 2 AEV Canada, protection designed by KMW.
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    Polish Armoured Vehicles

    Same with the AEV 2 Canada (armoured engineer vehicle Wiesent 2 not Bergepanzer 2!). Also this attached armour was developed, qualified and manufactured from KMW! Ask FFG whether one part is from IBD.
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    Polish Armoured Vehicles

    Who told you that KMW is not developing its own special armour. This statement is pure speculation. Even if they are not doing high promotion (to whom should they do it unless to their potential customers) they have it in their companies slogan: "protects your mission". And believe me, the Leopard 2 A4M CAN protection comes solely from KMW and not any part at all was from your hotly favoured company IBD.
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    Polish Armoured Vehicles

    @SH_MM It seem that you believe that IBD Deisenroth has the only and best armour solutions for Leopard 2 tanks! One may even think you are sponsored by this company to promote their solutions. But let me give some statements: Rumours in the protection community are saying that IBD reaches the end of the line as Ulf Deisenroth, the brilliant armour developer, passed by in 2015 and his wife and his two daughters want to sell the company (what they partly did with Chempro and ADS to Rheinmetall). Yes, he did great work for Leopard 2 protection but that's over since the Swedish MBT122 program. The following developments like for Singapore, Evolution, Revolution, Indonesia and Poland had been "poor man" solutions mainly for Rheinmetall and retrofits with a lot of compromises! No development was performed with KMW any more and there might be a reason: KMW developers prooved own protection kits like for A4M Canada, their bridge layer and the AEV 2 Canada for FFG. So, the time of MEXAS and AMAP solutions are definitely gone for new Leopard 2 designs. The Swedish IBD office does not exist any more and the former employees are spread away, FYI.
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    Polish Armoured Vehicles

    2A6 are 2A5 turrets which just got the L55 barrel. The 2A6M got mine protection in addition and the 2A7 got some additional features like auxiliary power supply.
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